La Barbacane Citea

3 out of 5 stars3 Stars

Rue de la Barbacane, Carcassonne, Languedoc-Roussillon, 11000, France
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Appartment close to the Cité

by Redang about Apparthôtel Citéa La Barbacane

It's a complex of appartments that seemed to be very new (Oct. '09).

Very spacious (at least the one we stayed at) with kitchen, fridge and TV.

Two people, 63,00 €/night (As I said before, Oct. '09), only accommodation, of course, you can cook your own meals and breakfast there.

Parking on the street.

- Main: Main entrance
- Second: A very nice patio where you can relax after your hetic day (if the weather lets you do).
- Third: See below.

Jean-Pierre Cros-Mayrevieille, le premier sauveur

by Klod5

A Carcassonne, vers 1835, un seul homme se passionne pour la cité : Jean-Pierre Cros-Mayrevieille (1810 - 1876). Pour lui la cité est, autant qu'un vestige historique, un lieu de la mémoire personnelle. Né à la Trivalle, au pied de la citadelle, il rappellera dans des notes autobiographiques, son émotion "à la vue de l'ancienne Barbacane que l'on démolissait alors pour construire une filature". En 1841, grâce à sa découverte du tombeau de Guillaume Radulphe, il réussit à faire classer la cathédrale Saint-Nazaire. Nommé inspecteur des Monuments Historiques, il mène une campagne acharnée pour que les remparts soient, à leur tour, l'objet de mesures conservatoires. C'est grâce à lui que les travaux de restauration seront entrepris. Il est le premier sauveur reconnu et incontesté de la cité.
Jean-Pierre Cros-Mayrevieille, the first savior,

In Carcassonne, toward 1835, only one man is passionately fond for the city : Jean-Pierre Cros-Mayrevieille (1810 - 1876). For him her city is, as much as a historic vestige, a place of the personal memory. Born in La Trivalle, to the foot of the citadel, he will recall in autobiographic notes, his emotion "at the sight of the former Barbacane that one demolished then to construct a mill". In 1841, thanks to his discovery of the tomb of Guillaume Radulphe, he succeeds in making classify the Saint-Nazaire cathedral. Named Historic Monument inspector, he leads a fierce country so that the battlements are, to their tower, the object of measures conservatories. It is thanks to him that the works of restoration will be undertaken. He is the first recognized and undisputed savior of the city.

DAY 1: Mme. Carcassonne

by Elisabcn

Mais d’où viennent donc toutes tes voyelles et tes consonnes ?...
La légende dit qu’une belle princesse musulmane
Du haut d’une tour proche de la Barbacane,
N’ayant dans son ventre que poussières et pierres
Pour enfin mettre fin à la guerre,
Après cinq ans de siège
Eût l’heureuse idée de tendre un piège
En jetant un cochon de blé rempli
Aux pieds d’un Charlemagne totalement déconfit.
Le Roi des Francs alors se résigna,
Dame Carcass le rappela
Pour le mettre dans sa poche
En faisant sonner toutes les cloches.
La paix fut négociée
Et de là naquit le nom de la Cité :



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Forum Posts

Transport from Carcassone to Tossa de Mar

by TwoTravellers

We need to get from Carcassone to Tossa de Mar in mid August (on a Saturday)and would like to know if this is possible by train (preferable) or bus.

So far it looks as though one might need to get a train from Narbonne to Girona and a bus from there but the information I have found is unclear.

If anyone can tell us what options are available and the travel time/costs involved, we would be most grateful.

Thanks for your assistance and happy travelling.

Re: Transport from Carcassone to Tossa de Mar

by cubsur

You can get quite close as there are direct trains from Narbonne to Barcelona through Girona. I did the journey to Barcelona myself last month. I can't help with the Spanish end though.

There are two daily trains from Narbonne to Girona and Barcelona leaving at 0822 (arrive Girona at 1040) and 1757 (arriving 2019)

There are trains from Carcassonne to Narbonne of course and you can view the timetables at

The Narbonne - Girona direct trains require reservations - the morning train I took was full certainly.

In theory you can book on line through or maybe but I have never tried - I just went to the station a few days before and got myself a ticket. I imagine the trains might be busier in August.

In theory you can take a local French train from Narbonne across the border to Port Bou then a local Spanish train from there to Girona. I did this once in the reverse direction and as both sets of local trains are very few and far between and do not connect one with the other, you might end up with a 1hr 45 minute wait at the rather depressing border station, as I did. Cheap though!

For a low cost option but rather messier, you might want to look at who have started a direct bus service from Perpignan to Girona Airport. This runs several times a day and is a lot cheaper than the train. However there is a lot of messing about eg Carcassonne - Perpignan by train and then assorted buses at the other end.

Hope that helps.

Re: Transport from Carcassone to Tossa de Mar

by TwoTravellers

Thank you very much for all your advice - we really appreciate it! It's so much clearer than all the other info out there we've seen.

Best wishes, Two Travellers.

Travel Tips for Carcassonne

Local food (cassoulet and all)

by viny32 about Chateau de Cavanac

First thing, you have to sleep here or close too the restaurant, beacause the food is so great and the wine .... you can't make too many kilometers after that kind of diner!!

For around 35 euros, you can get:
+ Foie Gras (really good and differents kind of starter)
+ differents kind of meat ('home made')
+ Fish
+ got cheese with honey (delicious) (Fromages de chevre avec miel)
+ all king of deserts
+ digestif
+ coffee (or Tea)
+ All you can drink wine (red, rosé and white all good ones)

Visiting the "Cité"

by ptitetoile

The Cité is a fortificated town. The Cité (and its ramparts) was in fact first build by romans (1 century before Christus) and then became the possession of the powerful Viscount Trencavel who ruled over Bas-Languedoc. At the end of the crusade against the Albigensians the city, with its improved fortifications, became one of the strongholds symbolising royal power on the frontier between France and Aragon.
n 1659, after the Treaty of the Pyrenees attached Roussillon to France, The city lost its military and strategic role. The religious and civil authorities were gradually transferred to the Lower Town (Ville Basse) or Bastide.
Eugène Viollet-le-Duc was charged to save the
fortress from being abandoned and left in ruins, and restored it to its original appearance.

While visiting the Cité, you can really feel that you are in another time! There are of course some "souvenirs"-shops that are not really "medieval", but apart of that, everything is really nice!
But the thing I liked the most is the walk between the first ramparts and the second ones!!! And especially around the "Porte d'Aude". The view is fantastic! At night, the fortress have a golden appearance and glows in the dark!


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 La Barbacane Citea

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Address: Rue de la Barbacane, Carcassonne, Languedoc-Roussillon, 11000, France